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Old 09-28-2013, 03:58 AM   #11
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Your length of pull is too short for a sharpes winds. A too long pull on a rifle really amplifies felt recoil since your stretching to reach the trigger this puts the stock way out of position.

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Old 09-28-2013, 04:23 AM   #12
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Your length of pull is too short for a sharpes winds. A too long pull on a rifle really amplifies felt recoil since your stretching to reach the trigger this puts the stock way out of position.
Yes, I believe that was a part of it. They kept saying, "That didn't hurt, did it?" I said, "yes, it did." Them, "No, it didn't." Me, YES, IT DID!" Hahaha
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The Sharps are proof tested to 35,000 PSI. In the 45-70 for long range you are not using the modern light bullets. The lead 550 grs. Lyman Postell, 45-70 will deliver a heavy recoil from a 13 lbs. rifle. The 45-110 delivers the power of the 458. Lott. These are not mild sporting rifles.
The 45-70-550 . loaded with the paper patch can generate some serious power out to 1,000 yards. Many shooters today use the puff "Cowboy loads" the Buffalo Hunters were not playing it was for real.

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Old 09-29-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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get one in 45-70. the sheer massive weight of a octagon sharps makes it feel like a 223.

you cant use anything but low powered off the shelf stuff in one anyway.
And the heavy barrel gives it the balance of a balloon anchor. I have never fired a sharps but I have fired black powder rifles with a long octagon barrel. I found the experience to be less than stimulating. It's a good thing one needs to hide behind something to hunt effectively. A lot of people can't hold up a sharps without a rest.
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